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Environmental Politics

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  • Lake Michigan safe from toxin that threatened Toledo

    Lake Michigan safe from toxin that threatened Toledo
    It didn't surprise experts that Chicago's water supply was not contaminated by an algae bloom toxin that forced officials in Toledo to issue a recent ban on drinking water from Lake Erie. Lake Michigan isn't Lake Erie. "Typically, you wouldn't see...
  • Michael Mann on wrong side of global warming debate

    In his July 29 Your View, Michael Mann urges public input on Environmental Protection Agency's global warming initiatives. So do I. EPA has implemented regulations that will prevent building new coal-fired power plants. It's now pressing more regulations...
  • Changes needed for a greener, healthier world

    Thank you for publishing the two Your View columns recently published on climate change by Michael Mann and by Cecilia Eberhard, Renate Brosky and William Egbert. We all know the problem, but when are we and our representatives going to work on the...
  • California needs to overhaul its protection of groundwater

    California needs to overhaul its protection of groundwater
    There are many environmentally worrisome aspects of oil and gas production, and one is the injection of wastewater back into the ground. This process — a way of disposing of the contaminated water created during the drilling process — is...
  • The war on invasive species in the Great Lakes

    The war on invasive species in the Great Lakes
    Beneath the serene waters of Lake Michigan and other Great Lakes, a war rages. It pits armies of invaders bent on establishing colonies against a dwindling force of native lake dwellers. The invaders — at least 56 organisms not native to the Great...
  • South L.A.'s Allenco fined $99,000 over toxic emissions

    South L.A.'s Allenco fined $99,000 over toxic emissions
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday fined an oil operation in a South Los Angeles neighborhood $99,000 for failing to take steps to prevent release of toxic emissions. Allenco Energy Inc., which owns the 2-acre site in the University...
  • A lot is riding on finding culprit in honeybee deaths

    The following editorial appeared in the Sacramento Bee on Sunday, July 27: For more than a decade, scientists have been trying to solve the mystery of honeybees disappearing by the millions. There are many suspects, but one has become the focus of...
  • Raymond C. Ventrone: EPA emissions plan would impair coal-related jobs, economy

    Throughout Pennsylvania, union members count on coal for the good-paying, middle-class jobs that enable them to support themselves and their families. I should know. As the business manager for Boilermakers Local 154 in the western part of the state,...
  • Exelon buying Integrys' retail electricity arm

    Exelon buying Integrys' retail electricity arm
    Nearly 1 million Chicagoans bid adieu to Exelon’s Commonwealth Edison last year, hoping to get a better deal from a new power company. A deal announced Wednesday will send them back into Exelon’s arms. Exelon Corp. announced Wednesday it...
  • Exelon seeking compensation for nuclear plants

    Exelon seeking compensation for nuclear plants
    Exelon told investors Thursday it expects to be compensated for the environmental and economic benefits that its nuclear plants provide in Illinois. In a conference call after the power company released second-quarter earnings, Exelon officials noted...
  • BMW 535d leads the pack among diesel luxury sedans

    BMW 535d leads the pack among diesel luxury sedans
    The best place to find a diesel these days isn't a freeway truck stop. It's the country club. Brands like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi have always sold diesel cars on their home turf back in Germany. Mercedes in particular had success selling oil-burning...